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New York State Court of Chancery First Circuit Register of Court-Appointed Guardians, Receivers, and Committees

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This register (or "docket") contains summary information on judicial trustees appointed by the Court of Chancery, First Circuit, to administer the property of persons not competent to do so themselves. Each entry states the case title (naming the petitioner or the parties to litigation), name of the judicial trustee (guardian, receiver, or committee) and date of appointment. Notes on cases date as late as 1846. A guardian cared for the person and property of a legally incompetent individual, usually a minor. A receiver managed property that was the subject of litigation. A committee administered the property of an adult individual determined to be incompetent.
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Quantity:
0.25 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1831-1840
Series Number:
JN314

Arrangement

Chronological by date of appointment of trustee.

Scope and Content Note

This register (or "docket") contains summary information on judicial trustees appointed by the Court of Chancery, First Circuit, to administer the property of persons not competent to do so themselves. Each entry states the case title (naming the petitioner or the parties to litigation), name of the judicial trustee (guardian, receiver, or committee) and date of appointment. Notes on cases date as late as 1846. A guardian cared for the person and property of a legally incompetent individual, usually a minor. A receiver managed property that was the subject of litigation. A committee administered the property of an adult individual determined to be incompetent.

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Related Information

Related Publications

Inventory of New York County Clerk Court Records of Statewide Significance (New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration, 2016), section 3.14, pages 111-112.

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